Coping Resources and Support Networks for Cancer Patients – a group of people

Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases in Nigeria. An average Nigerian will consider a cancer diagnosis as a death sentence. While this may be linked to the debilitating symptoms associated with it, it is also because there are little or no chances of survival based on the country’s healthcare system. In a country of over 170 million people (according to the last census exercise) with an estimated cancer case of 105,000 diagnosed every year, the government’s provision with regards to cancer support and treatment is nothing to write home about. Boasting of ten radiotherapy centres within the country,